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Mind Matters

Mind Matters – News & analysis


Late payment 'harming mental health of SMEs'Subscription

Half of SME construction business owners hit by late payment problems have suffered mental health issues as a result, according to a survey by The Prompt Payment Directory.

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‘I wore a mask to work’: Supporting ex-soldiers into constructionSubscription

Many veterans move from the forces into the industry and can offer unparalleled expertise. But contractors must do more to support the mental health of those who struggle with the transition.

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‘I just burnt out’: Industry CEO on overcoming a mental breakdownSubscription

Trad Group CEO Des Moore speaks to Binyamin Ali about the mental breakdown he suffered as a 26-year-old and the lessons construction can learn from experiences like his.

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Two-thirds of industry want more wellbeing supportSubscription

Nearly two-thirds (64 per cent) of construction workers want better physical and mental wellbeing support from their employers, new research has revealed.

CN launches 2018 mental health survey Mind Matters

Have your say: CN's 2018 mental health surveySubscription

CN has launched a mental health survey for the second year running to investigate the scale of the industry’s mental health issues.

Get support

Construction Industry Helpline 0345 605 1956 – managed and funded by the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity
Mind, the mental health charity 0300 123 3393 – provides advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem
The Samaritans 116 123 – confidential 24-hour support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts

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It’s normal to talk about mental health – so do itSubscription

I was proud this week to stand on stage and collect an award on behalf of Construction News from mental health charity Mind. 

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CN wins national award for mental health campaignSubscription

Construction News has won a prestigious national award for its mental health campaign, Mind Matters.

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Osborne CEO: 'I want to leave behind a legacy'Subscription

Andy Steele opens up to Construction News about post-Grenfell reform, the mental health crisis and what really matters to him and his business.

Mental health report puts spotlight on construction

Mental health report puts spotlight on constructionSubscription

Construction has been cited as an industry that suffers from higher than average mental health issues in a government-commissioned report.


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Mental health: 6 steps to support your workforceSubscription

Every working day, two construction workers take their own lives.

Lisa Curran consultant in occupational medicine and director Barhale

Mental health: How your firm can get it rightSubscription

Male site workers in construction are three times more likely to due by suicide than the average for UK men. So what can be done?

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Let's put our heads together on mental healthSubscription

Britain doesn’t do a good job of caring for those who struggle with their mental health – in fact, we do a good job of making their lives worse.